Can you imagine how the American Revolution would have unfolded if Samuel Adams had access to social media? How many people would have shown up for the Boston Tea Party?
Applying a 21st Century perspective and tools to the past, our accredited homeschool curriculum challenges your 8th Grader to consider the implications of communications technology and the persuasive power of speech.
To solidify the skills needed to excel in high school, your student will:
For students who struggle with reading, we also offer our specialized Verticy ELA course.
Designed to help parents meet common state homeschooling requirements, each year-long course consists of approximately 18-25 lessons and more than 160 days of instruction.
Our complete homeschool curriculum includes everything you need to successfully educate your child at home:
To help you meet your state’s homeschooling reporting requirements, our Lesson manuals detail how each unit and lesson aligns with common national and state standards. Our Calvert Teaching Navigator enables you to track attendance and progress.
The complete 8th Grade curriculum is available in our traditional combined print/online format (Traditional) or in our new, more affordable digital-only format (Digital). With our Traditional format, you’ll receive printed textbooks, workbooks, and kits as well as access to digital activities and materials. With our Digital format, you’ll receive the same quality texts and materials via e-textbooks and digital downloads.
Students increase ownership of their reading growth by forming opinions through research and tackling social issues. Students research rites of passage in cultures throughout the world and compose an article in which they use journalism techniques to illuminate various rites. After reading Elie Wiesel’s Nobel-Peace-Prize-winning book, Night, students will research a current global issue and write a speech modeled after Wiesel’s Nobel acceptance speech, calling the audience to action.
Students draw on problem-solving skills and prior knowledge to develop a deep understanding of algebraic equations through data analysis and statistical applications and through an exploration of functions including graphing linear equations. Students will also learn about exponential and scientific notation, the Pythagorean Theorem, and how to apply geometric transformations. Learners are challenged to use equations to compare fitness center membership options.
Grade 8 students use prerequisite knowledge of Physical Science to deepen their understanding of topics such as the properties of matter, chemical bonding and reactions, motion, forces, energy, and the properties of sound and light waves. Virtual labs and digital simulations create an engaging experience for Middle School learners.
How can today’s students relate to events of the past? Grade 8 students study U.S. History from the first Americans through the American Revolution, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Then they develop a social media campaign to convince colonists to either declare independence or stay loyal to England.
Beginning with properly defining health, this course then builds upon basic health practices to emphasize the importance of balance. Attention is given to each of the six dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental. Students are encouraged to reflect upon their own personal wellness each week.
In this online course, students explore career options in many different fields including business, health science, public administration, the arts, and information technology.
Mysti Rolenc, Calvert Alumna, and author of 3 books. Her first book was published at age 14.
I started in Kindergarten and went all the way through 8th grade with Calvert. I absolutely feel that the Calvert program helped to prepare me for my career as an author! Calvert had such emphasis on writing, not just in the language arts section, but in every class. It really helped me to build my writing skills and improve them.— Mysti R., Calvert Alumni